Saturday, August 21, 2010

My first tied quilt

I finally finished my first tied quilt! It was much easier than I expected it to be. Even with my OCD making me stitch it from below so all my ties were straight on the stripes! I'm going to give to me new little nephew who is due to be born any day now. I'm feeling inspired to make another one soon. I love projects that I'm actually happy with them once they're done!
**UPDATE** My little nephew was born today!  He's so cute!!  I can't wait to meet him!

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A new taggie

Sam has a cousin that I've teased him for years doesn't really exist because I've never met her. This "imaginary" cousin just had a beautiful baby girl named Zoe Rose. I wanted to send her something, so I decided to make a crinkle taggie. I sewed some plastic to the inside therefore not only does it have all the different ribbon textures to rub between her fingers it also makes noise to entertain! It was definitely a learning process, and there are some things I will do differently next time I sew on plastic.  For example use a zig-zag stitch, but I like how it turned out. The back is a cream corduroy that I just adore. I went a bit more romantic than I usually would for a baby gift, but I wanted it to match her beautiful name! So, Eowyn, I hope to get to meet you some day and congratualtions on your sweet little girl.

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